Wood River

The Wood River is a short river in the southern region of the U.S. state of Oregon, and part of the Klamath Basin drainage. It flows 18 miles (29 km) through the Fremont-Winema National ForestsBureau of Land Management land, and private property in southern Oregon. Its watershed consists of 220 square miles of conifer forest, rural pasture land, and marsh. The river provides habitat for many species of wildlife including an adfluvial (migratory) and resident populations of native Great Basin redband trout.

This nationally recognized treasure is home to the Great Basin redband trout which move to the river from Upper Klamath Lake to spawn as temperatures rise each summer.  The Wood River runs through open marsh and farm land. With all wild rainbows often weighing in over  ten pounds and the Klamath Redband Rainbows average over 20 inches.  Much of the shoreline is private or marsh making wading difficult, so fishing is done exclusively from drift boats.

Summer - Fall offers the best opportunities. The fish are primarily migratory, as the water temperatures in Upper Klamath Lake rises, the rainbows seek out the cool water sources. The Wood River is primarily spring fed, and runs crystal clear and cold year round.


5 - 7 wt rods Rods under 5wt will not be allowed, fish are too large.








 BH Mini Leech

Damsel Leech ZT

Callibaetis Nymph

Damsel Nymph - Size 10

Pine Squirrel Leech - Size 12

Scott's Damsel Bugger - Size 12

Zack Attack Damsel - Size 14

BH Hale Bopp Leech

Frostbite Chironomid

Tungsten Zebra Midge

BH Flashback Pheasant Tail

Copper John

Holo Prince

Lightning Bug

Stubby Stone

Tungsten Anato-May


Blue Wing Olive

Mayfly Cripple


Bear's Hi-Viz Brown Drake


Dave's Hopper

Parachute Hopper

Henry's Fork Hopper

Panty Dropper Hopper


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Rates  includes all terminal tackle (flies, leaders, etc.), beverages, fly rods/reels at no charge upon request.



All trout are released unharmed regardless of regulations.


Sample Itinerary

Meeting Time & Place: We typically meet at Crater Lake Travel Center

Length of the Day: Most full days conclude around 5:00pm. Half days end around 1:00pm



  • Shilo Inn - Klamath Falls
  • Sleep Inn & Suites
  • Running Y Resort
  • Lonesome Duck Ranch



  • Licenses can be purchased online from MyODFW, You must posses a valid fishing license.